Intrauterine Fetal Death and Stillbirth: Guidelines for Investigation

This guideline presents care and investigative options for childbearing persons (and their relatives) who experience intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) or stillbirth. Material is grouped into standard and selective investigations classified by pregnancy timing and type of investigation: childbearing person (maternal), fetal/infant, or placental. The process for individual and family informed decision-making is outlined.

According to the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database (2020), the provincial stillbirth rate has remained virtually unchanged since 1988.

Date Revised: 
September, 2020